IBM Support

IT15361: MFT source disposition for transfer items is not processed at the end of a managed transfer.


You can track all active APARs for this component.


APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In the MQ V8 Managed File Transfer component, the source
    disposition for a managed transfer is being processed when the
    source agent receives the final "Progress" message for that
    transfer from the destination agent, rather than when the
    transfer has completed. This causes issues if an agent has been
    configured to run a SourceTransferEndExit or
    DestinationTransferEndExit which tries to access the source
    file. These exits are run after the final "Progress" message has
    been processed, which means that if the source disposition for
    the managed transfer is set to "delete", then the source file
    will be deleted before the exits run.

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    This issue affects users of the IBM MQ V8 and V9 Managed File
    Transfer component who have:
    - Agents which process managed file transfers that have the -sd
    (source disposition) parameter set to the value "delete".
    - SourceTransferEndExits and/or DestinationTransferEndExits
    configured on those agents which perform some processing on the
    source file for a managed transfer.
    Platforms affected:
    During the processing of a managed transfer, a number of
    internal messages are sent between the Source and Destination
    Agents indicating how the managed transfer is progressing. The
    messages include a "Progress" message (showing the number of
    transfer items that have been processed, and the number of bytes
    that a Destination Agent has written), and a "Completed" message
    (when the Destination Agent has finished handling all of the
    transfer items in the managed transfer).
    After the Destination Agent has sent the last "Progress" message
    for a managed transfer, it will run any
    DestinationTransferEndExits that have been configured. Once the
    exits have run and completed their processing, the Destination
    Agent will send the internal "Completed" message to the Source
    Agent. When the Source Agent receives this "Completed" message,
    it will run any SourceTransferEndExitsthat have been configured.
    After the exits have finished, the Source Agent marks the
    managed transfer as "Completed".
    When using :
    - the WebSphere MQ V7.0.4 File Transfer Edition product
    - the WebSphere MQ V7.5 Managed File Transfer component
    if a transfer item for a managed transfer has the -sd (source
    disposition) parameter set to the value "delete", then the
    Source Agent would delete the source file when it received an
    internal "Completed" message for that managed transfer.
    In the MQ V8.0 and V9.0 Managed File Transfer components, this
    behaviour changed, so that the Source Agent would delete the
    source file for the transfer item when it received an internal
    "Progress" message indicating that the Destination Agent had
    finished processing that transfer item.
    This meant that the source file for a transfer item would be
    deleted before any SourceTransferEndExits or
    DestinationTransferEndExits had been invoked. If those exits
    tried to access the source file as part of their processing,
    then they would encounter an error and the source file no longer

Problem conclusion

  • The MQ V8.0 and V9.0 Managed File Transfer component has been
    updated so that the -sd (source disposition) parameter for a
    transfer item is only processed by the Source Agent when it
    receives a "Completed" message for the managed transfer
    containing that item from the Destination Agent. This ensures
    that the source file remains on the system when any:
    - SourceTransferEndExits that have been configured on the Source
    - DestinationTransferEndExits that have been configured on the
    Destination Agents
    are run.
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.0 CD    9.0.1
    v9.0 LTS
    The latest available FTE maintenance can be obtained from
    'Fix List for WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition 7.0'
    The latest available MQ maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'

Temporary fix


APAR Information

  • APAR number


  • Reported component name

    WMQ MFT V8.0

  • Reported component ID


  • Reported release


  • Status


  • PE




  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date


  • Closed date


  • Last modified date


  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ MFT V8.0

  • Fixed component ID


Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY


[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSYHRD","label":"IBM MQ"},"Component":"","ARM Category":[],"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"8.0","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB45","label":"Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
01 June 2017